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Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

...less ultrasound to study how the heart relaxes and fills with blood in stressful and normal conditions. "B...he body; diastolic function is when it relaxes and fills with blood. In congestive heart failure the heart for reasons such as years of working against elev...

UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens

...er pouch. When patients eat, the small upper pouch fills quickly, leaving the patient feeling full. The band is connected to an access port just under the skin on the abdomen. The port allows the physician to adjust the tightness of the band by adding or removing fluid. This adjustability allows the system...

Hospital admissions for asthma more likely for ethnic minorities in the UK

...ations. Professor Sheikh concludes: "This review fills a major gap in knowledge about asthma in ethnic minorities in the UK. It also shows more conclusively than before the complex nature of asthma care for black and ethnic minorities in the UK. The disparity between frequency of asthma and asthma-relate...

Study links sexual behavior, genetic factors to increased risk of kidney infection in women under 50

...of diabetes also warrants further study. The study fills a gap in knowledge about a condition that affects more than 250,000 women in the United States each year. Most of what is known about kidney infections comes from studies of older, hospitalized patients. What the Group Health/UW study shows is that t...

Nicotine dependence & psychiatric disorders

...Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH. "This report fills that gap and points to a need to focus smoking cessation efforts on persons with nicotine dependence, especially those with co-occurring alcohol and drug use disorders or other comorbid psychiatric conditions." The NESARC is a representative survey o...

Scientists detail latest advances in development of prosthetic devices for paralyzed

...learning" computer integrates this information and fills in the blanks. The computer was able to "learn" in real time, while the subjects were moving. "The control system could predict new unknown EMG recordings during the training period," Danielsen says. "After a long enough training period, the data glo...

Child health improvement through computer automation

...rst appointment, the parent or other family member fills out a simple CHICA waiting room prescreening form, which includes questions specific to the age of the child and reason for visit. The handwritten responses are then scanned and uploaded into the computer system which generates customized items on a ...

Cancer Survivors Center funded for children

... that is holistic and specific to cancer survivors fills an important need." As part of the program, participants will be evaluated regularly during and after treatment by a team that includes a physician, nurse, psychologist, and child life specialist working with the child, family and primary oncolog...

Video games, not TV, linked to obesity in kids

...ly isolated. For children as well as adults, media fills up free time, she says. Overweight children are more sedentary and have fewer friends and may simply find themselves with more free time on their hands. This implies that media use is a result of obesity, rather than the other way around. "It would b...

Specialists: Laparoscopy can help infertile women avoid months of unnecessary treatments

...The X-ray procedure, called a hysterosalpingogram, fills the uterine cavity with a dye that flows into the fallopian tubes unless a blockage is present. The resulting X-rays enable physicians to see abnormalities in the tubes, or areas of polyps, scar tissue or fibroid tumors in the uterine cavity some of...

Lose weight fast the ESA way!

...s that make me realise that it is the sea that now fills the cockpit windows. The next announcement comes: 'pull out!' followed by the 20-second period of 1.8G before one minute's normality before the next parabola begins. Moving back into the main white-padded cabin, most of the space is taken up by 12 d...

Heart failure consumes significant health care resources

...e body. The diastole is when the heart relaxes and fills with blood in preparation for the next heart beat. Diastolic heart failure has not been considered as serious as the systolic form because its mortality rate is about half that of systolic heart failure's 15 percent annual rate. However, it is estima...

Cardiac MRI detects thinned heart muscle previously deemed unsalvageable

..., while the diastole is when the heart relaxes and fills with blood in preparation for the next heart beat. "Prior studies have suggested that myocardium which is thinned to less than 5.5 millimeters is not viable and cannot improve in contractile functioning even after revascularization," Shah said. "Howe...

Time to stop exploiting trust doctors

...advertisers to find out why these posts exist, who fills them, and what the doctors in these jobs do. Just under a quarter of non-consultant advertisements were for non-standard grade posts. Half of these posts are created to keep the NHS going when there is no more funding for recognised training posts, a...

Professorial Fellowships announced

...e people we have appointed, shows that this scheme fills a real need in British social science." The nine Fellows are: Professor Barbara Adam, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, will focus on how the future is lived, known and shaped in practice. Her programme of work will seek to map and rela...

USC consortium receives $15 million NCI grant to determine causes of colon cancer

... cancer patients on its rolls. Each cancer patient fills out a questionnaire and gives blood samples (which are then made into blood cell lines for detailed study in the laboratory); in addition, pathology reports and tumor samples are collected by the registry. "The first five years of the grant were used...

Saint Louis University researcher: 'Pet therapy' works

... we have long suspected - the availability of pets fills a void."...

Emory studies COGNIShunt device for Alzheimer's treatment

...lp to stabilize the disease. CSF is the fluid that fills the empty spaces around the brain and spinal cord. The body naturally produces, absorbs, drains and replenishes the fluid. But with age, the replenishing process slows. "Past research shows that toxic and inflammatory substances are found in the c...

Blood pressure drugs relax heart, reduce heart failure risk

...ugs can improve the way the hearts pumping chamber fills with blood, and that improvement may prevent the development of congestive heart failure, says Kristian Wachtell, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and an assistant professor of medicine at Copenhagen County University Hospital, Glostrup, Denmark...

Specifying alcohol-related brain damage in young women

...cting cell bodies), and cerebrospinal fluid (which fills cavities in the brain). Functional MRI uses the same hardware as MRI but is more sensitive to changes in blood flow related to changes in cognitive, motor, or sensory tasks performed by individuals while they are being scanned. Typically, fMRI refl...

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